Hello, stampy friends!!
It’s time!! The October My Favorite Things New Release is available NOW!! This month’s release is probably one of my most favorite of all time!! Here’s one of the projects I created, featuring the new Deer Friends Stamp Set, coordinating dies, and the Stitched Circle Scallop Edge Frames Die-Namics!
I love creating clean and simple winter scenes. I find them to be so serene and happy. I’ve used an ink layering technique on the solid deer image to bring him to life, and a partial die cutting technique to cut his body and the antlers so that it’s one cohesive die cut. Here’s how I created my project:
- LAYERED INK TECHNIQUE: Using a Mini MISTI, stamp the solid deer from the Deer Friends Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock, as follows:
a. Ink up the deer with some Biscotti Hybrid Ink, and stamp it onto the Smooth White Card Stock.
b. Ink up the deer a second time using Latte Hybrid Ink, this time carefully removing some of the ink with a tissue. Stamp on top of the previously stamped image.
c. Ink up the deer a third time using Safety Orange Hybrid Ink, again removing some of the ink with a tissue. Stamp on top of the previously stamped image.
d. Remove the deer stamp from the Mini MISTI. Position the deer antlers stamp (from the Deer Friends Stamp Set) onto the Mini MISTI, and ink it up with Safety Orange Hybrid Ink. Stamp the antlers onto the deer.
- PARTIAL DIE CUT TECHNIQUE:
a. Position and attach the coordinating antler die (from the Deer Friends Die-Namics) to the stamped image with some temporary tape. Position the top cutting pad from your manual die cutting machine so that the antlers cut out, but are still attached to the deer’s head. Once run through your manual die cutting machine, carefully remove the antler die from the image.
b. Position and attach the coordinating deer die (from the Deer Friends Die-Namics) to the stamped image with some temporary tape. Position the top cutting pad from your manual die cutting machine so that the deer’s body cuts up to the top of the deer’s head. Once run through your manual die cutting machine, carefully remove the deer die from the image.
c. Using some detail scissors, trim around the area of the deer’s ears and head to remove the excess card stock that did not get cut out in the partial die cutting process.
- Use a dark brown Copic Marker to darken the deer’s nose.
- Using the Circle 1 STAX Die-Namics, die cut a circle from the image panel.
- Using the Snowfall Stencil, apply some snowflake texture paste to the image panel, carefully remove the stencil, and allow to fully dry – about 15 minutes.
- Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam tape.
- Using the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics, die cut the outside edges of the die cut snow drifts.
- Adhere the snow drifts to the image panel with foam tape.
- Adhere the deer to the snow drifts with more foam tape.
There you go! It’s detailed but very simple, I promise!! The effort is well worth the final result! I’ve listed all of the products that I used below!
Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other spectacular projects that my sweet teammates have created using the October New Release!! There are chances to win MFT Gift Certificates, so be sure and leave some love along the way! Oh, and ALL of the October New Release products are available NOW – you can find them in the MFT Stamp Boutique by clicking on the graphic below.
That’s it for me today, friends!! Thanks so much for stopping by today – I am thrilled to little bits that you decided to spend part of your day here with me! I hope the rest of your day is amazing!!